SYRACUSE, Neb. – The Syracuse football team returned eight starters on offense, but have only been able to score 13 total points in their two losses to Boys Town and Fairbury to begin the 2017 season.
The issue? Turnovers.
Head Coach Rick Nordhues says they have been a “thorn in their side.”
“When you’re playing really good teams, like we’re playing. You can not afford to shoot yourself in the foot and we’ve been doing that. We’ve just been shooting ourselves in the foot a couple of times. We haven’t been consistent in terms of our play.”
Syracuse averages 157.0 yards per game on the ground, the problem is they have turned the ball over six times in their two losses to Boys Town (39-7) and Fairbury (48-6). Some of those turnovers coming after a long run.
The coaching staff has been working on consistency in the backfield and along the offensive line this week in practice and Nordhues “feels like they are getting better.”
The Rockets will be on the road Friday night in Wahoo to play Class C1 #7 Bishop Neumann. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and will air on B103 (103.1 FM, B103.fm and the B103 app).
Syracuse at #7 Bishop Neumann
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Bishop Neumann High School, Wahoo
Radio: 103.1 FM, B103.fm and the B103 app